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Managing Director & Senior Counsel

John Hancock

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted November 25, 2021.

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?

With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description

John Hancock/Manulife seeks a private equity lawyer with 3 to 10 years of meaningful work experience involving the structuring, negotiating and managing of private equity fundraising mandates and related ongoing fund management, as well as private equity investment transactions.

This position works closely with the company’s global investment management business and its front-office teams that originate investments around the world.

The position will also collaborate with other business teams and legal colleagues in the United States, Canada and internationally to investment management, fundraising, asset origination and corporate initiatives.

The successful candidates will have deep knowledge of private equity fund transactions, including collective investment vehicles, separately managed accounts and managed joint ventures.

Experience with mergers and acquisitions and/or shareholders’ agreements enhances any candidacy.

Above all, we seek colleagues who act as trusted advisors and broad problem solvers to partner with business clients to develop prudent, creative solutions that advance and protect the company’s interests.

Specific Responsibilities:
Partner with internal clients to analyze and structure opportunities
Review, analyze and negotiate agreements
Manage transaction processes from origination through closing
Direct outside counsel in connection with transactions and other investment matters
Keep abreast of legal, regulatory and market developments
Apply legal principles in a practical way to support and protect the company
Provide general corporate advice to support the company’s investment businesses and operations
Juris Doctor with 3+ years meaningful experience
Must be (or become) licensed to practice law in Massachusetts or Ontario (depending on primary location) Integrity, collegiality, team orientation, and professionalism
Strong analytical abilities, excellent judgment and superior communication skills
Prior work experience at a major law firm and/or in a corporate environment
Ability to work effectively with clients and colleagues remotely and across the globe
Adaptability to shifting demands in an evolving environment
If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About John Hancock and Manulife

John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better.

We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife globally, including Canada, Asia and Europe.

We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.

Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.1 trillion) as of June 30, 2021.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK.

Manulife can be found at

One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports more than 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and education savings plans.

Additional information about John Hancock may be found at

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife /John Hancock , we embrace our diversity.

We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals.

We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour , ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.

A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process .

All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies .

To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact .

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Job Info
Type: Full time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, New York, New York, 1251 Avenue of the Americas,, Suite 2300